In the past, only the Reader’s Choice poll for the year-end Best of Anime post got an real sort of attention, but I’m leaning towards having something similar every season to see what our readers are looking forward. In any case, I hope the Summer 2010 Preview was helpful in sifting through all the new shows and finding the ones that interest you. I already have a really good idea of what I plan to watch (and of those which ones to blog), but here’s your chance to voice your picks and compare them with others. As always, comments are welcome if there’s anything you want to add about a particular show or the summer season in general.

Note: The same poll will also be available on the sidebar.




112 Comments

  1. There’s actually none that I really want to see that badly. I’m gonna try and watch Kuroshitsuji II and Shiki but other than that…. Not really a good season for me this summer. 🙁

    Hana
  2. 1) Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
    2) Amagami SS
    3) Shiki

    I’ve heard good things about High School of the Dead but Shiki sounds more appealing to me (since it sounds like a Type-Moon VN lol). The Legend of Legendary Heroes is still an unknown quantity for me.

    Suzuku
  3. I should note that the three series I’ve chosen to highlight in this post aren’t necessarily my top 3 picks. They’re just the ones I feel appeal to the widest audiences and will likely be the most popular as a result.

      1. Almost the same, except I’d pick Seitokai Yakuindomo over HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD.

        Those would be my top 3, but The Legend of the Legendary Heroes (Denyuden), Occult Academy, Shiki, and HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD would be close behind (in that order) as they’re not your typical high school romance/drama/comedy series.

        I’m looking forward to the SEKIREI and STRIKE WITCHES sequels as well, but the new shows always catch my interest the most and overshadow continuations.

        Then there’s Asobi ni Iku yo which I’m watching because it’s sci-fi catgirls produced by AIC, and Mitsudomoe because I found the manga hilarious. They’re not shows that I would look forward to on a weekly basis, but know I’ll end up enjoying. I’m still on the fence about getting into Shukufuku no Campanella, but this should give you an idea of what I’m considering blogging (i.e. more of the former and less of the latter).

        Ookami-san, Amagami SS, Denyuden, and Shiki all air on Thursday however, which sucks for me because Kaichou wa Maid-sama is carrying over as well. I’d really like to cover Denyuden and Shiki, but I really don’t see that happening.

    1. @divine
      umm i suggest u choose shiki over amagami cus based on the polls shiki’s more anticipated.

      but i guess its ur choice.

      I’m pretty much more excited to see shiki than amagami evn though im definitely gonna watch both.

      ahelo
  4. I went with: High School of the Dead, The Legend of Legendary Heroes (read some of the manga and found it hilarious), and Asobi ni Iku yo! (mainly because they did amazing things with Sora no Otoshimono).

    I’m also intrigued by Shiki, but I think it could as easily bomb as it could be good.

    Jaysus
  5. Shiki
    High School of the dead
    Seikimatsu Occult Academy – Mitsudomoe

    Ookami-san promete tener todo el tufo de Toradora!, al menos espero que sea mucho mejor que ello

    Eriol elric
  6. It was tough but Ookami-san, Mitsudomoe, and Seitokai Yakuindomo from what I’ve seen so far. In that order. I have really high overall hopes for Ookami-san in general, Mitsudomoe looks pretty funny (and I’ve heard good things about its manga), and Seitokai Yukuindomo is just right up my alley.

    And the season previews really help. I love ’em. Makes RC a lot closer to a one-stop shop for me. Thanks for all the effort you put into this, it’s really appreciated!

    Fono
  7. Highschool of the Dead – been waiting for the manga to continue only to be surprised by the anime announcement
    Sengoku Basara II – an anime where logic doesn’t apply and stuff pops out of nowhere XD
    Legend of Legendary Heroes – feels like geass all over again but with 2 kimokakkoi VA (fukujun and OnoD)

  8. Nurarihyon: the manga is nice even without fanservice. I just hope they dont ruin it in the anime.
    High School of Death: still follow it every now and then. Just want to see if they can portrait the manga feeling in anime version.
    Sekirei: kuu~ and the the main heroin whose name escape me atm.

    ufo
  9. It was pretty hard to decide the 3 I’m looking forward to the most =P. Although I felt Ookami was a shoo-in due the the popularity of the light novels, the other 2 slots were harder to decide. I ended up voting High School of the Dead since I liked the manga, and the Legend of Legendary Heroes, since the trailers for the anime look rather impressive. Eh, doesn’t matter anyways since I’m watching almost all of them .-.

    Click
  10. Had my doubts about HIGH school of the Zombies at first but after seeing the promo i was pleasantly surprised at the high quality old school dark type vibe cant wait…ohh BTW divine, maybe you should put little icons or something next to the NAMES of selectable anime, I’m sure there are other fools like me who see names like ‘Ookami no shinchi, and Nurarihyon no mago’ and have no clue remembering which anime that was hahahahahah!

    BROOKLYN otaku
    1. Hmm, I don’t know if that would be any different from opening the summer preview in another tab and jumping to the series’ corresponding entry using the schedule. I can’t make the voting options direct links if that’s what you were hoping for.

  11. Not really my top 3 but when i have to choose from all of the summer-shows they are Sekirei pure engagement,Gakuen Mokushiroku HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD and Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi. Kuroshitsuji II is already a definite no by the way ^^”

    damrod
  12. None of them are really my taste :S I’m not a fan of horror, so High School of the Dead and Shiki are out. I might check out The Legend of Legendary Heroes or just watch some really old anime shows I’ve been meaning to watch, like Escaflowne.

    ciq666
    1. That’s what I’m saying! 86 votes for Digimon? Come on! Needs more love.

      I also voted for Shiki and Legend of Legendary Heroes. I REALLY hope divine blogs DenYuuDen.

      garfield15
    2. It’s not that people don’t love Digimon (I know a lot that do), it’s that most of them don’t want another season. A lot of the fans don’t like anything past the first two seasons (they consider Tamers ‘okay’ and everything after that isn’t worth watching), so they’re probably not going to even bother with Xros Wars. :/

      Haku
  13. Personally, I’m currently most interested with:
    Occult Academy (I liked Anime no Chikara’s works lately)
    Legendary Heroes of Legend (Tongue in Cheek fantasy, hopefully won’t take itself as seriously as Blacksmith)
    Highschool of the Dead (As noted in my blog, I followed alot of the manga and am interested in what they’ll do with the anime)

    Just also should point out that Nurarihyonno Mago is repeated doubly on the poll, like this:
    Nurarihyonno MagoNurarihyonno Mago

  14. What can be good about Highschool Of the Dead? Zombies and girls with panties showing… yeah, ‘awesome’ plot.

    I’m looking forward to
    Occult Academy (hopefully not worse than Senkou)
    Kuroshitsuji II (A bit..)
    Shiki
    and Tono to Issho (couldn’t include it in mt votes).

    Lee
  15. It’s quite easy to pick out the top three for me:

    -Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi : It somehow reminds me of Toradora (which is one of my most favorite animes ever), plus, I am a sucker for any fairy-tale related things.
    -Seikimatsu Occult Academy : The plot sounds different from anything that I have seen in animes lately, which is very refreshing. Also, I keep picturing it as a Hollywood movie, and that looks uber awesome in my head.
    -Shiki : I am actually not too hot with horror stuff, but I really like the first few chapters of the manga, so I would try to stomach it. Yeah, I know that it isn’t THAT scary. I’m just a chicken.

    The others in the list that I might watch are probably: Kuroshitsuji II (as much as the first anime dissapointed me towards the end, I just LOVE butler with glasses! Ah~ fetish…), Sekirei (BOOBIES and a lot of cheese!!!)

    I guess that I’m among the few people who aren’t interested in High School of the Dead at all. Zombies aren’t exactly my favorite things unless they are in good satire comedy or Plant VS Zombies. Now that I think about it, an adaptation of Plant VS Zombies should be LOL-ly awesome. Since Japan is about to have Supernatural anime soon, I guess this is a (low) possibility? Japanese people, please make it happen!!!

  16. heh, my 3 choices currently have the top 3 spots…

    ill probably watch these if I can have time though
    STRIKE WITCHES(when I finish 1st season)
    The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
    Amagami SS
    Seikimatsu Occult Academy

    amado
  17. Mmmmeh, the anime this coming season seems pretty mediocre, and I couldn’t get into High School of the Dead, the most well-known title in the list. I thought anime zombies would have been interesting, but various things in the manga are making me shove off of thie particular title.

    I’d personally rather get to Fall season already, with Toaru Majutsu no Index Season 2 this October. 😀

    Shinji103
  18. my top 3 will be
    1. SEKIREI ~Pure Engagement~
    2. Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
    3. Gakuen Mokushiroku HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD

    awwwwww heck i think i will also watch
    Shukufuku no Campanella
    Seitokai Yakuindomo
    Amagami SS
    Seikimatsu Occult Academy
    STRIKE WITCHES 2
    Shiki
    and Asobi ni Iku yo!

    make it 10 for this season HAHA

    karnos
  19. Nurarihyon no Mago, Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes – in this order

    But it looks like I will watch 12 new shows this season. (I started 16 at spring)

    viral
      1. It doesn’t say “Thank you, we have already counted your vote” at the top when you re-vote? It may look like it counted it again by showing the results after you click Vote, but you should see that message at the top indicating that it wasn’t.

  20. Well, I guess I’m gonna watch only three shows because I lack free time DX.

    Shiki: I’m in love with the manga. It’s really good in building tension. Specially after the huge cliffhanger on last chapter.
    Ookami-san: I’m kinda curious about the adaptation of the classic tale. Plus a tsundere girl is just my piece of cake.
    The Legend of the Legendary Heroes: FukuJun voicing another dude with Geass? Count me in!

    I *might* pick up Amagami SS only if it’s good enough. But that would make 4 shows, not 3.

    haitechan
  21. Ookami-san was an obvious choice, and High School of the Dead I have to see if only because zombie survival horror as an anime intrigues me. I also voted Legend of the Legendary Heroes after seeing the promo material (thanks for that), so I hope it doesn’t turn out like Tales of the Abyss or The Sacred Blacksmith.

    Voting aside, I intend to check out 12 of the 18 series, so even if this season isn’t the greatest I’m sure to find something worth watching.

    EB
  22. I only vote for :
    Asobi ni Iku yo!
    Amagami SS
    Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~

    and I’m supposed to vote :
    Shukufuku no Campanella
    Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
    Seitokai Yakuindomo

    and I’m not voting for :
    Mitsudomoe(because of issues)

    cutemi2
  23. I’ll watch the first 2 episodes of everything !
    votes went for
    1. Sekirei – Kusano !!!! <3 Uzume <3 the firsrt season was great the only draw back is the excessive boobage.

    2. Strike witches no-pan multi national flying magic shooter can it be more complex lol

    3. Setokai Yakuindomo – mostly because I like Kaicho maid-sama wonder how the reversal will come out.

    and of course all the show from spring that keep going. (giant killing, k-on, Kaicho )

    Island Esper
  24. 1 – Highschool of the dead (Zombies… and moooore zombies…)
    2 – Shiki (Mystery with Vampires = PureWin)
    3 – Legend of Legendary Heroes (The return of Lelouch…. or not)

    Airas
  25. My Choices:

    1. Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
    2. Amagami SS
    3. Seitokai Yakuindomo

    I’ll admit I have a thing for those titles that potentially have a sappy romance element in them, and these ones look like they’ll have it.

    Sailor Enlil
  26. I chose Seitokai Yakuindomo, Amagami SS and Shiki. I’m also going to watch Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi… yet, I’m really not too interested in any of these. But still hopeful, there might be something that’d surprise me.

    Vaiap
  27. I’m suprised strike witches didn’t get more votes. I loved that series. Although I’m really looking forward to highschool of the dead, I left it out in favor of these 3:

    1. Strike Witches 2
    2. Amagami SS (I liked Kimikiss alot, so I’m hoping this is much the same)
    3. Ookami-san (Seems interesting)

    Oda
  28. Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
    Seitokai Yakuindomo
    Seikimatsu Occult Academy

    Then after that Shiki, High School of the Dead, Amagami SS, and Mitsudomoe. Maybe Asobi ni Iku yo! since AIC seems to be on a roll. Yay for full plates~ Still, in the end I’ll probably be looking forward to Kaichou wa Maid-sama! and K-On!! episodes more than anything else. lol Guess I’ll wait and see.

    Pao
  29. 1. ookami-san
    2. occult academy
    3. seitokai yakuindomo

    i considered “high school of the dead” for a brief second, but seeing how much gore there was in the trailer i could tell it’s not going to be a series i’ll enjoy. plus zombies in general are gross to look at. D: but clearly the general populace is not as prone to images of rotting corpses keeping them awake at night as i am.

    diet otaku
  30. Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi and Highschool of the Dead seems popular.

    Shiki, >_>…Yay.

    Oh and after seeing the preview of The Legend of Legendary Heroes has hooked me.

    WHERE ARE MY MECHA ANIMA THOUGH!

    Oh and Seitokai Yakuindomo was funny when I read the manga… so I may watch it. I’ll also approach Strike Witches with caution… honestly would want a Sky Girls Sequel instead.

    Sora no Kaze
  31. Not looking too great this time around. Then again the season just ending had a few surprisingly good anime’s so I’m going to stay hopeful for now.

    A general rule of thumb I go by is to avoid any shows (at least at first) who’s promotional posters have pants and torn up tops. Those shows rarely end up being any good. – which rules out a few from the list 😛

    Tomer
  32. My three are:

    -Sengoku Basara (who doesn’t like a little japanese history lesson)

    -High School of the Dead (aimation quality seems to be the highest)

    -ookamisan to shichinin no nakamatachi (toradora remake lol)

    asdf
  33. This past season was amazing with Working!, Angel Beats, etc. Hopefully this coming season will surprise me too. Plus we always have K-On!! to fall back on if things get really boring =D

    Chen^2
  34. My choices were
    1)High School of the Dead: Come on, if nothing else, it’s made by Madhouse, which is usually a good sign. Plus, anime horror is usually better than other anime genres (at least in my experience) ex. Elfen Lied, Vampire Hunter D, Vampire Princess Miyu, When They Cry, hell, you might as well include Kara no Kyoukai for good measure. It’s much more difficult to scare people with animated things than it is real things, so usually good storytelling picks up the slack. May not be for this one, but hey, as I said, it’s Madhouse.
    2)Ookami…: It’s by the same guys who made Toradora. Which means it most likely won’t be bad. Most people seem to agree with me on this one, so I’ll stop preaching to the choir.
    3)Shiki, see number 1 for details, and the fact that it has a higurashi vibe to it, which is good. Plus it’s on the noitamina block, so from what I’ve seen from the block thus far (decent, if not good shows) this one may be a winner. No competition from Durarara either, so that’s a good sign for the show.
    Honorable mention goes to
    Legend of the Legendary Heroes: This one doesn’t seem to bad at all. When was the last time we got a good fantasy anime that doesn’t look like it will be simply for fan service? That’s what the promotional videos have suggested, so I think it will be good. We’ll see though.

    Random Guy
    1. I just wanted to clarify for others that Ookami-san and Toradora are by different authors, namely Okita Masashi and Takemiya Yuyuko. The anime adaptations look similar because they’re both produced by J.C. Staff and feature characters designs by Tanaka Masayoshi.

      Edit: The character designs in Ookami-san are actually done by Iizuka Haruko.

  35. This season doesn’t really seem promising to me at all, the only anime I really want to check out is Gakuen Mokushiroku HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD, the rest doesn’t seem worthy of my time although I will end up watching all of them XD

  36. seems like a lot of guys really prefer my choices:
    ookami-san
    shiki
    high school of the dead
    since they’re still currently the top 3…maybe because I got the first comment?
    more of my list
    Seitokai Yakuindomo
    Nurarihyon no Mago
    SEKIREI ~Pure Engagement~(if I can get around the 1st season)

    …would be if not for school

    amado

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